PGA News Archive

Friday, September 14, 2012
Get a grip with FootJoy's GTxtreme golf glove
FootJoy created its new GTxtreme golf glove to help golfers maximize grip and durability in all conditions of play. Bubba Watson debuted the new GTxtreme at the British Open and has worn it every round since then.
2012 Junior Ryder Cup
8th Junior Ryder Cup When: Sept. 24-25, 2012 Venue: Olympia Fields Country Club Where: Olympia Fields, Ill.
Elite 12-member U.S. team finalized for 2012 Junior Ryder Cup in Chicago
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – An elite group of junior golfers representing seven states will host their European counterparts in the 8th Junior Ryder Cup, Sept. 24-25, at Olympia Fields (Ill.) Country Club.
Look back at 2010 Junior Ryder Cup, in which Team USA won by three
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- In 2010, the United States Junior Ryder Cup team won its second consecutive trophy with a narrow 13½ to 10½ triumph at Gleneagles Resort in Perthshire, Scotland.
Renowned Olympia Fields looking forward to hosting Junior Ryder Cup
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. -- Olympia Fields Country Club is no stranger to hosting prestigious events in golf. The renowned club, which opened its doors in 1915, has hosted two PGA Championships two U.S. Open Championships and the 1997 U.S. Senior Open.
Bland leads at halfway point of BMW Italian Open after second straight 66
TURIN, Italy -- Richard Bland birdied the last three holes of his second round on Friday to take the halfway lead at the BMW Italian Open on the European Tour.
Friday play at Ricoh Women's British Open cancelled by disruptive winds
HOYLAKE, England -- Play was called off for the day at the Ricoh Women's British Open on Friday because of strong wind that disrupted the second round so badly that organizers declared early scores ''null and void.''  
Six teams prepare to compete for first PGA Junior League Championship
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- Six teams of kids ages seven to 13 will be competing for the first-ever PGA Junior League Golf Championship at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club outside of Chicago, Sept. 14-16.
Three share lead at Albertsons Boise Open on opening day of record scores
BOISE, Idaho -- In the 23 years that the Albertsons Boise Open has been held at Hillcrest Country Club, there has never been an easier opening day than the birdie blitz that took place on Thursday.
Getting non-golfers from console to course
Every year since 1986, the National Golf Foundation has surveyed the American public to figure out how many golfers there are. This year, for the first time, it also began trying to measure the number of people who play computer or video golf games, and the results are quite eye-opening.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Smith wins US Mid-Amateur for fifth time, most wins in event history
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Nathan Smith the U.S. Mid-Amateur for the record fourth time Thursday, beating Canadian hockey referee Garrett Rank 1-up in the 36-hole final. The tournament winner traditionally receives a spot in the Masters.
Port captures US Senior Women's Amateur, her fifth career USGA title
HERSHEY, Pa. -- Ellen Port won the USGA Senior Women's Amateur on Thursday, beating Jane Fitzgerald 4 and 3 on Hershey Country Club's West Course. The 50-year-old Port, from St. Louis, won her fifth career USGA women's title.
Ryu and Kang lead Women's British Open, but 26 players within two shots
HOYLAKE, England -- So Yeon Ryu won the U.S. Women's Open last summer in Colorado and backed it up with a victory last month in the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic.
Free Lesson Friday: Help with longer wedge shots
There's nothing more frustrating than leaving yourself a simple wedge shot into the green and then not hitting it well. This week's "Free Lesson Friday" can help sharpen your wedge game with a few simple but effective tips from 2009 PGA Teacher of the Year Mike Bender.
Miura debuts its first forged and milled mallet
Miura Golf, one of Japan’s leading clubmakers, has added a fourth design to its KM collection of quality forged putters.
Sjoholm leads Slattery by one after first round of BMW Italian Open
TURIN, Italy -- Joel Sjoholm of Sweden shot an 8-under 64 Thursday to lead by one stroke over Lee Slattery of England after the first round of the BMW Italian Open on the European Tour.
On Course: San Diego
Great weather, great food and really great golf. Is there a better golf destination than San Diego? gives you an inside look at one of the best golf spots in America.
On Course: Phoenix
One of the nation's best golf destinations is ready to welcome you! takes a look at great golf and great food in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area.
On Course: Tampa presents to you a fantastic golf itinerary that you might want to put together the next time you're in the Tampa Bay area on Florida's west coast. Our crew offers a look at four great courses along with some delicious dining options for an unforgettable golf getaway.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Sandestin Resort offers 'Fore Fall Golf Getaway'
Starting to get a little cool where you are? It’s still nice and warm in Florida, and the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in the Panhandle city of Destin is offering its “Fore Fall Golf Getaway” through the end of October.